What to Do on Christmas Day in St. Louis

Local Stores, Restaurants and Attractions Open on Christmas

Gateway Arch in Winter Storm
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When you're done opening presents on Christmas, you might be looking for something else to do. Here are some local attractions that are open on Christmas Day in St. Louis. If you want to get a bite to eat, there are restaurants open on Christmas day, lighting displays to drive by, and you can even go skating or snow tubing.

For more holiday happenings in St. Louis, take in the Christmas Light Displays and look forward to 25 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve in St. Louis.

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    Blueberry Hill

    Blueberry Hill

    Blueberry Hill is a St. Louis favorite on the Delmar Loop. This restaurant and nightclub is open every day of the year including Christmas.

    The Father of Rock & Roll and first person inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Chuck Berry, inaugurated Blueberry Hill's Duck Room and played over 200 consecutive monthly concerts there. Blueberry Hill is known for their pop culture and memorabilia collections.

    If you're looking for a fun place to hang out and have a few beers, this is it. Blueberry Hill is open on Christmas night from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

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    Many of the Christmas light displays in St. Louis are closed on Christmas, but not Santa's Magical Kingdom next to Six Flags.

    They add more attractions each year. You'll enjoy their 250-foot long  Tunnel of Lights featuring "Snowflakes in Motion," which was added recently making Santa's Magical Kingdom the only light display in the nation to offer three tunnels of lights. 

    The lights will be twinkling in Eureka from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. You can drive your car through the display or take a wagon ride. Santa Claus himself will also be there to greet the kids.

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    Neighborhood Lights

    Candy Cane Lane

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    Another option for seeing holiday lights on Christmas Day is to take in a neighborhood display. Candy Cane Lane in south St. Louis and other local streets will be lit up for visitors.

    Located near Francis Park in South St.Louis is the 6500 ​block of Murdoch, which is transformed into Candy Cane Lane. The residents of Candy Cane Lane take pride in their decorations creating a dazzling display of holiday fun. There is no charge but they do collect for charity. 

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    Steinberg Skating Rink
    Steinberg Skating Rink

    After getting your fill of Christmas dinner, head over to Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park to work off some of those calories. Steinberg Skating Rink is the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the Midwest and is open every day.

    The rink has extended holiday hours, November 21-24 and Dec 21 -Jan 1, 2019, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

    All day skating admission is $7 with skate rental costing another $7. They offer hockey and figure skates, size toddler 6 thru adult 15.

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    Hidden Valley Resort
    Hidden Valley Resort

    Another way to work off those Christmas calories is with a little skiing or snowboarding at Hidden Valley Ski Resort.

    Hidden Valley also offers snow tubing. They provide each rider with special tubes that are fast, safe and comfortable. Polar Plunge has convenient and easy to use conveyors to take you and your tube back to the top so you can get the most out of your day.

    Always check the Snow Report before going out to Hidden Valley for updates on snow and tubing conditions.

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    Movie Theatres

    Christmas night is a popular time to go to the movies. After a big meal, sometimes it's best to just sit for a while. St. Louis area theaters, including AMC and Wehrenberg, are open on Christmas Day.

    You can find out what's playing in St. Louis and buy tickets online with Eventful.

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    Poker, Blackjack, Slots. Whatever your game, you can play it on Christmas. Local casinos including Lumiere Place, River City Casino and Ameristar are open for anyone wanting to try their luck.

    There are several restaurants at the upscale Lumière Place Casino. 

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    Sesame Chinese Restaurant

    For a good, non-traditional Christmas meal, try Sesame Chinese Restaurant at 10500 Watson Road in Sunset Hills. The restaurant has a wide variety of Chinese dishes served in a nice, comfy dining room. It's often busy on Christmas, but not so busy that you have to wait more than a few minutes to get a table.  

    For more dining options, see St. Louis Area Restaurants Open on Christmas Day.